The Carolina Panthers' treacherous trek to a potential postseason berth will have to be made without Greg Olsen on the field.
The veteran tight end said he suffered a ruptured plantar fascia during the Panthers' 24-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The injury brings Olsen's year to a premature end after a fracture in the same foot kept him out for three games earlier this season.
Olsen's injury immediately robs the Panthers of one of their most valuable weapons on offense. It's also fair to wonder what might be next for the 33-year-old beyond this season, the story went on to say. Injuries to the same foot have limited the three-time Pro Bowler to 15 games over the last two seasons.
CAR TE Greg Olsen - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 13 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Greg Olsen struggled last week against the Seahawks with only two catches and 11 yards. While his yardage and reception numbers haven’t been impressive this season, he’s found the end zone in four of his past six games, making him a fairly consistent option in a season where it’s hard to get fantasy production out of the tight end position.
This week, Olsen will face a Buccaneers defense that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this year. Expect Olsen to continue to get red zone looks and to have a better-than-average chance at scoring in a game that has shootout written all over it. We have him inside our top-10 ranking this week.